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Bad News:

Arms Control Association: IAEA-Indian Nuclear Safeguards Agreement: A Critical Analysis

‘On July 9, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) distributed the text of a proposed "umbrella" safeguards agreement between the Government of India and the IAEA that would cover a finite number of facilities that India will at some later point declare as "civilian." The proposed agreement Gov. 2008/3 dated 9 July 2008 is scheduled to be considered by the 35-nation IAEA Board of Governors August 1st.’

Middle East Online: Libya in talks with Russia for arms, nuclear deal

‘Libya is negotiating with Moscow to buy Russian weapons and for the construction of a nuclear power station, the countries' prime ministers said on Thursday.’

CNN: Brazil revives nuclear power plant

‘The Brazilian government has authorized the company, Electronuclear, to go back to work on the nation's third nuclear power plant. Work on the Angra 3 reactor, near Rio de Janeiro, has been stalled for 22 years by a lack of money and political issues. But the administration of President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva is turning to nuclear power to meet electricity needs that are growing with the country's booming economy.’

Maryland Community Newspapers Online: Nuclear plant financing scarce

‘The Maryland Public Interest Research Group released a report recently saying a new reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant would lead to higher electric costs for Maryland ratepayers. The new plant’s cost continues to escalate, and the project would likely receive substantial federal subsidies, the Baltimore organization says.’

Good News:

The Scotsman: Turbine marks advance for wave power

‘A MAJOR step was taken yesterday towards establishing a wave power station off Lewis. Jim Mather, the energy minister, started a 100-kilowatt wave turbine at Wavegen's Limpet facility on Islay, the world's first commercial-scale, grid-connected wave energy plant.’

Reuters: EDF walks away from British Energy bid

‘French power giant EDF walked away from a 12 billion pound ($23.8 billion) deal to buy British Energy early on Friday in a dramatic U-turn that could delay Britain's plans to relaunch its nuclear programme.’